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India: Innovative teaching techniques to the fore

Medak: “Multi-grade and multi-level teaching method,” adopted by primary school teachers is making rapid strides in overhauling the education system in the district. The teachers have come up with this innovative method with the support and encouragement from District...

Wanted: Innovative professional development for teachers

  A teacher training workshop organized by UNESCO Bangkok in the Republic of Korea.   We demand a lot from our teachers. We want them to have strong subject and pedagogic content knowledge, possess effective classroom management skills, readily adopt new...

7 new edtech tools for teachers

This month’s New EdTech Tools post features 6 interesting applications we are publishing here for the first time.  Some of the things you can do with these tools include: interactively explore math concepts such as Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus; learn English...

A Solution for Student Disengagement

In my educational leadership work, I’ve talked with administrators and faculty from across the country who are interested in creating safer and more supportive, engaging, and inspiring school environments. But we are confronted with the challenge of disengagement in...

What Special Education Teachers Wish You Knew

Working long hours, using your own money to pay for classroom materials, and struggling to engage students who are ready for summer vacation—yes, doing all that makes teaching a tough job. Now add the challenge of getting kids with learning disabilities like dyslexia...

UK: The Teachers We Most Want To Keep Are The Ones Who Are Quitting

Teachers in core subjects are quitting the classroom faster than those in other subjects, as new research reveals that the teachers we most want to keep are the ones who are quitting. Combined with chronic recruitment shortfalls, the high attrition rate will create a...

The Recipe for Youth Success

For almost three decades, I have been writing grant proposals aimed at improving youth outcomes in school and beyond. I began with small proposals as a classroom teacher and moved to multimillion dollar proposals as a school district administrator, director of a...

Taliban teachers: how militants are infiltrating Afghan schools

When Afghan teachers are lobbied to give good marks to mediocre students, the pressure does not necessarily come from disgruntled parents. Often it comes from the Taliban. In areas of eastern Afghanistan, militants intimidate teachers to let older boys who fight with...

A low-cost network approach to improving teacher motivation

A few months ago I experienced what you might call a lightbulb moment – seeing my then five-year-old son read his first ever book from cover to cover, after months of struggling with reading. I don’t think I’ll ever forget seeing the look on his face – the belief he’d...

6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class

The image of the bored, half-asleep, daydreaming teen sitting in a high school classroom is all too familiar for teachers. Most teenagers seem to treat school days like a prison sentence. A recent poll found that the top two words teenagers most associate with school...

Tons of free game-based learning materials for teachers

Game-based learning is a learning approach that integrates the ethos and principles of gaming in classroom instruction. The essence of this approach is premised upon the idea that learners learn best when they are immersed in engaging and hands-on activities in the...

4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom

Can technology help kids develop empathy? Due to the rise of virtual reality experiences, there’s been some buzz lately about the impact technology might have on how we understand and share the feelings of others. Since video games have an inherent ability to...

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers (Infographic)

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning Teachers all over the world do an amazing work, building generations of learners, igniting imagination and instilling a love of learning. In recognition of this noble role...

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

How do you teach the same concepts and skills to students with diverse abilities and interests? Different learning profiles? And how do you do that in real classrooms, with limited time to plan? Differentiated instruction is one answer that has been extensively...

Teachers, It’s Time We Appreciate Ourselves

Teacher Appreciation Day used to be agonizing. I’d anticipate the day with all kinds of hopes and dreams. I’d imagine that students, their parents, and my administrators would show appreciation in a way that matched the effort I’d invested. I was always disappointed....

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

We live in a stressful world, and the stress is heightened for students and educators when it’s time to prepare for high-stakes tests. When test scores are tied to school funding, teacher evaluations, and students’ future placement, the consequences of these stressors...

Preparing teachers for change – in and outside of the profession

Every year in March, education ministers and union leaders of the highest-performing and most rapidly improving education systems (according to PISA) meet to seek ways to improve the status of the teaching profession. Many countries could use such guidance. While in...

US: Teacher-Prep Slow to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning

As social-emotional learning gains traction in schools, many teachers are coming into their jobs unprepared to develop students’ skills in areas like self-awareness and navigating relationships, advocates say. That’s because many teacher-preparation programs don’t...

No Grade Is Too Early for Flexible Seating

A decade ago, I watched college students break out for small group work on hallway benches, on the floor in the corner, and standing at tables. I noticed that kindergartners could learn while standing, kneeling, huddling under a table, and even sitting in a wooden...

Empowering teachers to improve equity and inspire learning

The expectations for teachers are high and rising each day. We expect teachers to have a deep understanding of what they teach and to keep up with the rapidly expanding knowledge base; to be passionate, compassionate and thoughtful; to make learning central and...

12 interesting new edtech tools for teachers

The New EdTech Tools post for this months features a number of interesting web tools and mobile apps which you can use for a variety of educational purposes. From automatically generating citations in both MLA and APA styles to virtually exploring the most popular...

Role-Play as an SEL Teaching Tool

Before young people can begin to apply social and emotional skills in their daily lives, they need time to practice these skills and get feedback on their practice. Research tells us why: Social and emotional learning takes place in the brain’s limbic system, which...
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